The Brandon-Evansville volleyball team overmatched Hillcrest Lutheran Academy on Thursday night to sweep the Comets in straight sets.

The Chargers (16-7, 9-0 Little Eight Conference) won the first set 25-11 and the second set 25-9. The Comets (1-17) kept fighting in the third but could not force a fourth as B-E won 25-17.

“We had control of the match for the first two sets, and heading into the third, I had a feeling they would make a run at us,” Chargers’ head coach Kelly Olson said. “That third set was back and forth until about point 16 when we had some free-ball opportunities and some timely ace serves to finish out the match.”

Olson liked the way his team sided out the Comets to make sure they never got into a rhythm.

“Our first serve side out was 64% and our match side out was over 74%, so we took good care of the ball,” he said. “We had good balance offensively and did a great job from the serving line. Gretchen Bredberg continued to serve well for us tonight, as she has all year.”

Kristen Kokett had a team-high 14 digs and Korrie Randt distributed the ball around to her hitters with 22 assists. Bailey Schaefer had 12 kills, and Mikenna Pattrin added six.

“I think the balance on our swings was really nice to see,” Olson said. “Overall, a good performance, and we look forward to getting ready to travel to Parkers Prairie next Tuesday for our last regular season match.”

B-E 3, HILLCREST LUTHERAN 0

(25-11, 25-9, 25-17)

B-E - Kailee Klimek - 2 aces, 4 kills, 12 digs; Bailey Schaefer - 2 aces, 12 kills, 7 digs; Kristen Kokett - 1 kill, 1 assist, 14 digs; Brittany Korkowski - 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs; Mikenna Pattrin - 6 kills, 1 dig; Korrie Randt - 22 assists, 5 digs; Haddey Zastrow - 2 kills, 2 blocks; Gretchen Bredberg - 1 ace, 2 digs

Lakers pounce on Braves

Minnewaska made easy work of Benson on the road on Thursday night.

The Lakers (10-8) swept the Braves (8-14) with 25-14 wins in the first two sets before a 25-10 win in the third to wrap things up.

Ellie Danielson continued to be the go-to hitter for Minnewaska with 16 kills, while Alexis Piekarski added 10. Sara Geiser had 29 assists, while Avery Hoeper and Emma Thorfinnson each had a team-high nine digs.

MINNEWASKA 3, BENSON 0

(25-14, 25-14, 25-10)

MINNEWASKA - Avery Hoeper - 1 kill, 3 aces, 2 blocks, 9 digs; MaKena Panitzke - 1 dig; Alexis Piekarski - 10 kills, 5 digs, 1 block; Ellie Danielson - 16 kills, 1 ace, 7 digs, 4 blocks; Sara Geiser - 1 kill, 29 assists, 2 digs, 2 blocks; Emma Thorfinnson - 1 kill, 9 digs, 1 block; Brecklyn Beyer - 2 kills; Grace Bartels - 2 aces, 5 digs; Kristen Glover - 3 digs